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Snapping Hip Syndrome
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Snapping hip syndrome is a condition in which an individual feels a snapping sensation or popping sound in the hip when they walk and get involved in regular activities. This is also followed by a sense of discomfort and pain to them.

Snapping hip syndrome causes

What are the causes of Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Some of the most common underlying causes of this condition are:

  • Feeling of tightness in the muscles and tendons around the hip
  • Hip Labral Tear: This is a condition wherein the cartilage within the hip joint is torn when the hip is moved
  • Iliopsoas Tendon Snap: This is a condition where the iliopsoas tendon present in the hip snaps when the hip is flexed.
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome: The iliotibial band is a tendon present over the outside of the hip joint. It snaps when the hip is moved.
References: 
  • Snapping hip syndrome. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/snapping-hip-syndrome Accessed on June 14, 2020.
  • Snapping hip syndrome: causes and symptoms. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/snapping-hip-syndrome-causes-symptoms-treatments Accessed on June 14, 2020.
  • Snapping hip syndrome. NCBI. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK448200/ Accessed on June 14, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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